Some of the performances may contain nudity, and are for mature audiences only. Cabaret submission is restricted to those over 18 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. No one under 21 is permitted during After Hours.
“‘Beautiful Things’ was the title song of my EP that I released many years ago,” says Vievannessa about one of the tracks on offer. “It was inspired by the birth of my first son and the events of 9/11. Fifty percent of the proceeds from downloads of this and all my music will go to the Autism Society of the Hudson Valley. I feel the song is just as relevant today as it was almost 16 years ago, because of the current social and political climate.”
And here it is:
Vievannessa’s ECHO and other music is available for streaming and purchase at https://vievanessa.hearnow.com/.
Gates is a cool-school classic jazz singer who’s renowned for his smoky timbre, aerobatic scatting, and instrument-imitating vocalese. A jazz educator in Connecticut, he studied with the great Sarah Vaughn and has released seven albums as a leader, the latest being 2015’s Everything is Cool. Kerhonkson bassist Miller has spent much of the last four decades performing, recording, and touring with such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson, Clark Terry, Nat Adderly, Larry Coryell, Mark Murphy, Freddy Cole, Slide Hampton, Frank Foster, David Amram, Dakota Staton, and literally too many others to list.
Here, Gates swings “Lady Be Good” live in 2013:
Giacomo Gates and the Don Miller Trio will perform at the Senate Garage in Kigston, New York, this Thursday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15. Jazzstock shows take place at the venue every other Thursday of the month. For more information, call (914) 388-7357 or visit http://www.jazzstock.com/index/.
The instrumental outfit has been blowing minds since 2014 and features Mercury Rev’s Jeff Mercel and Grasshopper and their fellow veteran local players Matthew Cullen, Chris Turco, D. James Goodwin, Marc Ferraro, and Eli Walker. If you haven’t stepped inside the space oven at one of their too-infrequent area gigs, well, then, my friend, I’m afraid you’re nothing but a sad, ground-tethered Earth mortal.
Here’s the link to download The A EP, as well as the band’s forthcoming and earlier releases via Bandcamp:
The event will also have live entertainment from local bands and musicians starting on March 24 with In Living Cover. The rest of the performances are as follows: March 31 has Black Dirt Band Duo, April 7 has Nailed Shutt Acoustic, April 14 has Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express, April 21 has The Choice, April 28 has Wood Hippie, and May 5 is still to be announced.
Participating breweries are matched up as follows:
· April 21 and April 28: Semi Finals
· May 5: Final Taste Off and The Gilded Growler Trophy Presentation
Hersey, a Woodstocker and a NEA Composition Fellow, formed the harmonic singing group Prana in 2000 and has led the ensemble through four albums thus far. In response to the present and dangerous US political situation, he and the group have stepped out of their usual purely spiritual style to record “Stand Up!,” which Hersey describes as “ a song for resistance.”
“‘Stand Up!’ is meant to motivate, inspire, and uplift those who are resisting the present administration’s use of fear, hate, and division to subvert the Constitution and seize power from every American,” he says. The track features singers Hersey, Amy Fradon, Kirsti Gholson, Timothy Hill, and Bruce Milner and drummer Jerry Marotta.
Hear it hear:
Funds from the song's sales will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It's available for download at CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bairdherseyprana3.
Ever since the yoga teachers and energy workers replaced the Me Generation hippies, Woodstock has been a gathering place for healers. So it is fitting that the Most Famous Small Town in America now has a new space dedicated to integrative health and wellness, with a variety of healing modalities and a team-based, cost-conscious approach that is sure to endear itself to locals.
Woodstock Healing Arts caters to wellness seekers with a wide range of health practitioners housed in a beautifully renovated new space in the Bradley Meadows shopping plaza. The menu of services covers some 16 specialties, from craniosacral therapy and nutritional counseling to functional medicine and holistic gynecology.
"We are dedicated to bridging the gap between conventional Western medical care and traditional healing arts like acupuncture and massage therapy," says owner and acupuncturist Ben Fleisher. "Clients get the benefit of a collaborative team of experts, while maintaining the confidentiality and safety of a traditional medical office."
A commitment to providing many free and low-cost educational events and treatment options forms the backbone of the Woodstock Healing Arts philosophy. Community Acupuncture, offered weekly on Wednesdays from 12 to 3pm, makes the traditional Chinese medical practice more accessible and affordable with sliding-scale rates.
The light-filled space itself invites relaxation and healing, whether you're waiting for a treatment or browsing the selection of apothecary products. Woodstock Healing Arts' interior is barely recognizable from its last incarnation as the town's old video store, adjacent to the Bank of America and next door to Sunflower Natural Foods Market. "Come on in and see if you still remember where the dirty movies lived!" jokes Fleisher. Then relax and let the healing begin.
Upcoming free workshops and events at Woodstock Healing Arts include:
SoulCollage, a blend of art and collage-making with the work of Joseph Campbell and Jungian dream analysis, March 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Mindfulness for IBS, Digestion, and Gut Health, a workshop about easing digestive woes with mindfulness techniques, March 26, 1-3pm
Family Health with Essential Oils, highlighting essential-oil remedies for everything from kids' stomach aches to fevers and coughs, April 8, 2-4pm
Woodstock Healing Arts, 845.393.HEAL (4325)